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November 1, 2009 | Mike Boehm
The heirs of George and Ira Gershwin, creators of "I Got Rhythm" and many other standards that helped define the grand tradition of American popular song, have fallen badly out of step over who gets how much from the lucrative pot of royalties still being generated 72 years after George's death ended songwriting's greatest brother act. The dispute -- over how to divide foreign royalties -- is spelled out in lawsuits in separate Los Angeles courts....
August 2, 2009
"The White Wolf" Ron Roy Josh, Dink and Mary Rose visit Wallis Wallace in Maine. They sleep in a cabin and look through a telescope. Then some baby wolves are stolen! They begin a search for the baby wolves, then the police are called in. Will they find the baby wolves in time? Read the book to find out what happens next. Reviewed by Tyler, 8 Trabuco Mesa Elementary Rancho Santa Margarita -- "What Are You So Grumpy About?" Tom Lichtenheld This is about grumpy kids.
August 2, 2009 | Janet Kidd Stewart, Stewart writes for the Chicago Tribune.
Not saving a dime in a 401(k) or an IRA? Uncle Sam wants you. The Obama administration's plan to bring retirement accounts to more working people, a concept known as the automatic IRA, is taking shape. Details are being hammered out, but retirement savings shortfalls are giving the idea momentum despite lingering questions: Are there as many workers not saving as the government says? What kind of portfolio manager would the government make?
April 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Irish Republican Army dissidents on Sunday threatened to kill top Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness and resume attacks in England as part of their efforts to wreck the IRA cease-fire and power sharing in Northern Ireland. An Easter statement from the outlawed Real IRA sent to Irish news media branded McGuinness a traitor because he holds the top Irish Catholic post in Northern Ireland's government, sharing power with British Protestants.
November 29, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
A former Irish Republican Army militant living in the U.S. for nearly 25 years has been denied the right to remain in the country in an order issued by an immigration court in Houston. Pol Brennan, 55, was taken into custody in January after the Border Patrol noticed he had an expired work permit. Brennan has testified that he transported what he believed were explosives for the IRA on six occasions. He was arrested in 1976, escaped from prison in 1983 and fled to the U.S. He has been living in San Francisco.
November 9, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Kristof is a freelance writer
The shaky economy and plunging stock market are leading many Americans to cut back on their spending. If you're retired, you might also be inclined to pull less money out of your retirement account. But efforts to preserve as much of your depleted nest egg as possible could be thwarted by the Internal Revenue Service. If you're older than 70 1/2 , IRS rules require you each year to take a minimum amount of assets out of your traditional individual retirement account or 401(k) plan.
September 4, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Irish Republican Army is fading away in Northern Ireland and poses no security threat to the British territory, international experts concluded Wednesday in another landmark for peacemaking. The governments of Britain and Ireland heralded the report of the Independent Monitoring Commission as the effective obituary of the IRA. Both appealed to local British Protestant leaders to accept the experts' verdict and deepen, not weaken, their cooperation with Irish Catholics in a partnership government.
May 22, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An Irish Republican Army veteran was charged in connection with the execution of an undercover British soldier 31 years ago. Kevin Crilly, 57, had been living under an alias. Northern Ireland's police said Crilly was charged with the abduction and false imprisonment of Capt. Robert Nairac, a British intelligence officer who posed as a Belfast IRA member. Six other IRA members have served prison sentences for their part in the 1977 crime.
May 4, 2008 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
My husband is a very patient man. So when David decided it was time to take charge of his ailing 92-year-old dad's finances, he was prepared for questions from Bank of America, where Jack has banked for many years. With financial rip-offs of the elderly commonplace, banks can't be too careful about who gets access to parents' personal identification numbers or safe deposit boxes. In fact, state law can hold banks liable if their negligence greases the skids for an elder scammer.
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